Is Your CHRIST(mas) Real or Artificial?

Dec 13, 2015
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): God-Son
Hymns: LSB 341 (alt. TLH 73); 750; LSB 384 (alt. TLH 98); WR 168 (alt. TLH 95); 713
Pre-Service Prayer:
While yet the morn is breaking, I thank my God once more,
Beneath whose care awaking, I find the night is o'er,
I thank Him that He calls me to life and health anew;
I know, whate'er befalls me, His care will still be true.
 
O Israel's Guardian, hear me, watch over me this day;
In all I do be near me. For others, too, I pray;
To Thee I would commend them, our Church, our youth, our land,
Direct them and defend them when dangers are at hand.
 
O gracious Lord, direct us, Your doctrine pure defend,
From heresies protect us, and for Your Word contend
That we may praise Thee ever, O God, with one accord
And say: “The Lord, our Savior, be evermore adored.”  Amen.   (TLH 544:1-3)
Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 98

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

In a world that wants to mold their own idea of a Savior and make Jesus into what they want Him to be, we have the privilege of being stewards—caretakers and keepers—of the mysteries of God, the truth of His Word. May God equip us to be equal to the task.

Second Reading: 

Luke 2:8-14

Song of Advent: The angel’s announcement of the Christ’s birth to the shepherds and the angels’ song of praise.